The Safe Kids Worldwide and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have designated today, July 31 as National Heat Stroke Prevention Day.
Your Quick Action Can Save a Young Life. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, A child dies from heatstroke about once every 10 days from being left alone in a hot vehicle. In fact, heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatality for kids 14 and younger. Children climb into unlocked cars to play, or are left alone in the car. These are tragedies that are 100 percent preventable.
**A Child’s body absorbs more heat on a hot day than an adult’s does. Look before you lock your car and make sure all kids are out of the vehicle.
**High body temperatures can cause a child permanent injury or even death.
**10 minutes is all it takes for a car to reach deadly temperatures with a child locked inside.
**Remember to NEVER leave your child alone in a car–even for a minute
**San Francisco State Univ sources say 52% of cases, a child was forgotten by the caregiver. “Look before you lock”
**Did you know, In more than 29% of cases, kids get into vehicle on their own